Aug 3 - Amateur video purports to show massive protests throughout Syria after a government crackdown left 137 people dead since Sunday. Deborah Gembara reports.
Anger on the streets in Syria in reponse to a government crackdown that is believed to have left 137 people dead since Sunday. Amateur video uploaded to a social media website purports to show the funerals of Syrians killed during a several day assault by President Bashar Al-Assad's forces. Residents of this Damascus suburb say they are marching by candelight and claim authorities cut off the electricity. Reuters cannnot independetly verify this video or infomation. The protests are said to be some of the largest anti-government demonstrations since the unrest began. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.